East Madison, N.H. (September 1, 2020): The Danforth Bay Camping & RV Resort 4th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Cynthia’s Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Indian Mound Golf Club in Center Ossipee. Organizers are hoping this year’s event will be a great success on account of circumstances that forced the non-profit organization Cynthia’s Challenge main fundraising event to be cancelled this past winter.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon at King Pine Ski Area in East Madison, New Hampshire that had been scheduled for March 13-14, was cancelled on account of safety concerns for participants and staff. The ski area also made the difficult decision shortly thereafter to end its ski season that same weekend. The scheduled Ski-A-Thon event had been set to raise necessary funds to purchase a wheel chair accessible van for Tuftonboro, New Hampshire’s Evelynn Bunnell, a fifteen-year-old young lady who attends Kingswood Regional High School. Evelynn suffers from Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Secondary and Extreme Prematurity, Epilepsy, Vision Abnormalities, Cognitive Impairments, ADHD and Anxiety. Unfortunately, due to the event not happening, not enough funds have been raised to meet the goal.
Prior to this past winter’s cancelled event, Cynthia’s Challenge 24-Hour Ski-A-Thon has raised over $310,000 to benefit children and their families. Starting in 2014, Cynthia Verrill was the first benefactor and resulted in her name being used to name the event. $35,000 was raised for Cynthia and used to provide a seizure detecting service dog. Since then, the event raised over $35,000 for Samantha Gillard in 2015; $61,000 for Kevin Dall in 2016; $50,000 for Faith Holt in 2017; $65,000 for Jacques Villeneuve in 2018, and $65,000 for Sylis Heck in 2019. All of those beneficiaries were in need of and provided wheel chair accessible vans with funds raised.
For those that would like to participate in the golf fundraiser to support Cynthia’s Challenge and assist in the effort to purchase a wheel chair accessible van for Evelynn Bunnell, please email dbattles or call Dianne at (603) 539-2069 Ext. 725
For those who may want to donate directly, online donations can be made at cynthiaschallenge.org.